Category Archives: Israel

25 May
3:28

Human Rights Watch Director’s Deportation Overturned

Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Omar Shakir, was given leave to remain in the country, yesterday, after the Jerusalem District Court blocked his deportation order. Two weeks ago, Israel’s Ministry of Interior had ordered Shakir to leave Israel or be forcibly expelled on 24th May. The reason […]

23 May
9:16

Israeli Occupation Bears Full Responsibility for the Death of Aziz Awisat

POSTED BY: ADDAMEER: PRISONER SUPPORT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION MAY 22, 2018 Awisat is the fourth Palestinian to die in Israeli prison this year. Israeli occupation forces bear full responsibility for the death of the 53-year-old prisoner Aziz Awisat. On 9 May 2018, Aziz had a stroke when he was at the […]

22 May
8:28

Israel Summons Ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over UN Investigation

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has summoned the ambassadors of three European countries over their support to the international investigation of the UN Human Rights Council, into the Gaza massacre, on May 15. The Ministry said, in a statement, that it summoned the ambassadors of Spain and Slovenia, and is to […]

21 May
7:53

Mohammed Tamimi Released from Israeli Detention

Mohammed Fadel Tamimi, 15, from Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, and who was detained by the Israeli army on Sunday, was released several hours after his detention, according to Bilal Tamimi, an activist in the anti-settlements committee in the village. He told WAFA, on Monday, that the army freed […]

15 May
12:30

PPC: 500 Palestinians Detained over Facebook Posts

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Centre for Studies (PPC) says that Israel has detained some 500 Palestinians, including women and children, as a result of their social media posts, Al-Resalah newspaper reported, according to Days of Palestine. PPC spokesman Riyadh Al-Ashqar said that the Israeli occupation began taking Palestinians into custody because of their […]

13 May
8:18

US Delegation Lands in Tel Aviv for Embassy Opening

A US delegation, on Sunday afternoon, has arrived in Tel Aviv, in preparation for opening the US embassy in Jerusalem, on Monday. The delegation includes first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, in addition to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, as well as dozens of […]

10 May
5:17

HRW Official Deported by Israel

Israeli authorities, on May 7, 2018, revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir, the director for Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine, ordering him to leave Israel within 14 days. The government said that it was because of Shakir’s alleged support for boycotts of Israel. Authorities based the decision on […]

08 May
7:49

Azaria Released after 9 Months

An Israeli soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian youth in Hebron, was released from an Israel prison in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. In March 2016, soldier Elor Azaria (19) had shot and killed a Palestinian man named Abdul Fattah Al-Sharif, as he was lying on the ground, wounded, in […]

06 May
10:39

Lieberman: Relocation of US Embassy Will Come at a Price

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, on Saturday, that relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will “will come at a price,” but added that it was a price “worth paying.” Speaking to Israel Television News Company, Lieberman called the opening the embassy in Jerusalem a “historic, important and dramatic” decision, Al Ray […]

04 May
10:47

Convicted for Poetry: Dareen Tatour

Dareen Tatour – photo Free Dareen Tatour campaign An Israeli court in Nazareth convicted Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour of “incitement” and “support for terror” for posting on Facebook and creating a poetry video on Thursday, 3 May. The conclusion of the trial – in an Israeli civil court – came after years of a […]

03 May
6:29

Dr. Ashrawi Condemns Israel’s Passing of ‘Jewish Nation-state Bill’

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned Israel’s passing of the first reading, of a draft law, that defines Israel ‘as the Jewish and democratic nation state of the Jewish people’ and affirms ‘the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in their historic homeland,’ said a press release […]

02 May
3:35

Army Refuses to Disclose Engagement Policy on Gaza Protesters

The Israeli occupation army has refused to disclose their rules for opening fire on Palestinian protesters along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday. The refusal came after a petition filed by a number of Israeli and Palestinian rights groups, to the Israeli High […]

02 May
3:02

Palestinian & Israeli Officials Sign Energy Agreement

After three years of negotiations, Palestine and Israel have signed on an agreement that would free the Palestinian energy sector from total Israeli control, according to the Palestinian Energy Authority. The agreement would regulate the relationship between Israel Electricity Corporation and the Palestinian National Transfer Company, which has exclusive rights […]

29 Apr
3:06

Israa Jaabis Wins Palestine’s ‘Woman of the Year’ Award

The Palestinian Ministry for Women’s Affairs on Thursday awarded Israa Jaabis, an injured Palestinian woman who remains in Israeli police custody, as this year’s “Woman of Palestine.” (photos: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network) A 32-year-old mother, Jaabis was arrested in 2015 after being shot at by Israeli soldiers in East […]

25 Apr
7:18

Israeli Policeman Who Murdered Palestinian Teen Sentenced to Nine Months

An Israeli border policeman who murdered a 16-year-old Palestinian teen on Nakba Day, four years ago, was sentenced to only nine months in prison, on Wednesday. The Jerusalem District Court sentenced Israeli border policeman Ben Deri to nine months in prison, after being convicted of negligent homicide, upon killing Nadim […]

24 Apr
8:05

Israeli MK: Tamimi ‘Should Have Gotten Bullet, at Least in Knee’

Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teenager famed for slapping an Israeli soldier on camera, should have been shot, at least in the knee, Deputy Knesset Speaker Bezalel Smotrich wrote on Twitter, Saturday. “In my opinion, she should have gotten a bullet, at least in the kneecap,” he wrote. “That would have put her […]

24 Apr
7:41

Administrative Detainees Boycott Courts for 68th Day

April 24, 2018 7:41 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

500 Palestinian detainees held in Israeli prisons under administrative detention (without charge or trial) are continuing their open-ended boycott of Israeli military courts for the 68th consecutive day.   The detainees staged the strike in protest of their illegal detention, as well as due to the increasing use of administrative […]

21 Apr
7:41

Israeli Soldier Testimony: Every Five Hours That the Tank Is Idle, It’s Better to ‘Provoke’ the Place

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

12 Apr
9:19

Detainee from Hebron Enters 18th Day of Hunger Strike

April 12, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Detainee Sami Mohammad Janazra, 45, from the al-Fawwar refugee camp in Hebron, continues his open hunger strike for the 18th day, in a protest against the renewal of his administrative detention, according to a report released on Thursday, by the detainees and ex-detainees’ commission. After his visit to the Ofer detention […]

10 Apr
7:24

Israeli Officials Commend Soldier Cheering after Sniping Palestinian Boy (VIDEO)

Several Israeli ministers and Knesset Members praised an Israeli sniper who cheered after shooting an unarmed Palestinian boy near Gaza’s borders. (See video below.) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the soldier “deserves an appreciation certificate” for doing his job properly. Education Minister Naftali Bennett came “Anyone who was […]

08 Apr
6:28

B’Tselem under Investigation for urging Israeli Soldiers Not to Kill Gaza Protesters

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has asked Israeli Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to investigate rights group B’Tselem for asking Israeli soldiers not to kill Gaza protesters. In a tweet, Liberman urged the state to “probe the heads of B’Tselem for incitement to disobedience after their call for soldiers to refuse orders in […]

04 Apr
8:26

Palestinians Hack Israeli Websites

A group of Palestinian hackers were able to hack a number of Hebrew sites simultaneously, and post on the main pages pictures taken during the attack on the peaceful Great Return March, this past Friday. Ynet reported, according to Al Ray, that the hackers were able to hack a number […]

01 Apr
8:32

Israeli Military Admits Massacre of Unarmed Gaza Protesters Was Intentional – then Deletes Tweets

By Ben Norton   The Israeli military has admitted that its bloody crackdown on unarmed Palestinian protesters was “accurate and measured.” The Israel Defense Forces, which shot 773 Gazans with live ammunition, likewise said, “we know where every bullet landed.”   Israel’s military made this admission in posts on Twitter, […]

29 Mar
1:54

Marked Increase in Number of Bedouin Structures Demolished in Israel

The number of structures demolished in Bedouin Palestinian communities in Israel nearly doubled in 2017, compared to the previous year, according to a report in Haaretz. Official government data for 2017 revealed that 2,220 structures were demolished overall, compared to 1,158 in 2016. More than 70 per cent of the […]

27 Mar
7:59

Dozens of Palestinian Detainees Have Died Directly Following Release

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies stated  that dozens of released Palestinian detainees died of  serious illnesses they sustained  during the period of detention, of deliberate medical negligence, and lack of proper treatment by Israeli prison services . The spokesperson of Center, Reyad al-Ashqar said, in a statement, that Israeli […]

27 Mar
7:34

Journalists Denounce Detention of Colleague, Demand End to Violations

Dozens of journalists, Tuesday, called for the immediate release of Baker Abdul Haq, a journalist working for the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), and demanded an end to violations committed against Palestinian journalists by the Israeli state. Ahmad Assaf, General Supervisor of the official media, said the detention of Abdul Haq […]

25 Mar
7:27

Palestinian Mother Sentenced to 10 Years

March 25, 2018 7:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli central court at Salah Eddin Street, in Jerusalem, sentenced a woman from the Silwan neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, to 10 years imprisonment, and ordered her to pay a fine of 5,000 shekels ($1,400), according to local WAFA sources. Amani al-Hashim, a mother of two children, was detained in […]

24 Mar
8:54

350 People to be Left Homeless when Israel Demolishes Entire Bedouin Village of Umm al-Hiran in April

Israeli police posting eviction notices on Umm al-Hiran homes on 21 March 2018. (Photos by Marwan Abu Frieh/Adalah) Adalah calls on Israeli attorney general, Israel Land Authority to postpone eviction of Bedouin Arab residents and demolition of their homes. Israeli authorities announced this week that they would demolish the entire […]

24 Mar
8:32

Palestinian Singer Rim Banna Laid to Rest at 51

March 24, 2018 8:32 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel 0

Palestinian singer, songwriter, and composer Rim Banna has died, after battling breast cancer for almost nine years. The 51-year-old died in her hometown of Nazareth, and is survived by her mother, brother, and three children. Family members confirmed, via statements on social media, that the singer had passed away in […]

22 Mar
7:48

Israel’s ‘Jewish Nation State’ Bill is Pushback against Palestinian Citizens’ Resistance

Last week, a Knesset committee approved a final version of the controversial “Jewish nation state” bill, sending it to the plenum for its three readings before becoming law. Some Israelis have claimed that the law does not really change much, and stems more from the desire of current ultra-nationalist coalition members to […]

21 Mar
9:30

Plea Agreement Reached Between Ahed Tamimi And Israeli Military Prosecution

World-renowned Palestinian teen journalist, nonviolent activist Ahed Tamimi, 17, from Nabi Saleh village northwest the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has reached an agreement with the Israeli Military prosecution, to which she will be sentenced to eight months in prison. The ‘Ofer Israeli military court also imposed a 5000 […]

21 Mar
9:02

B’Tselem Report Refutes Israeli Claims of Reforming Military Detention for Children

A new Israeli report has demolished claims made, by Israeli authorities, that significant ‘reforms’ have been made to system of military detention and prosecution of Palestinian children. The report, issued by the Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem, titled as ‘Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel’s Military […]

20 Mar
7:45

Netanyahu and Family to be Investigated in Corruption Case

Israeli media predicts that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to be investigated, along with his wife and eldest son Yair, over Corruption Case 4000. The investigations over Case 4000 revolve around facilitations offered by Netanyahu to the businessman Shaul Elovitch, the owner of the news site Wallah, in return for favorable media […]

19 Mar
7:28

Israel to Increase Defense, Settlement Spending in 2019

The 2019 Israeli state budget passed its final reading in the Knesset, last week, despite early proceedings being stricken by strife within the right-wing coalition. The 2019 budget will be billed at NIS 480 billion ($137 Billion USD), a 2.6% increase from the previous year. The new budget will include […]

17 Mar
12:21

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Seventh Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that detainee Bashir Abdullah Khatib, 56, who has been imprisoned for 31 years, started a hunger strike seven days ago, protesting being denied medical treatment. The detainee, from Ramla city, is facing various issues with his teeth, gums and mouth, but has been […]

15 Mar
8:22

Israeli Military Strangles Its Own Weapons Manufacturer to Privatize It

Elbit Systems bought IMI at a bargain price because managers made sure the company was poorly run to provide an excuse for privatization, explains TRNN’s Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid […]

15 Mar
7:47

Zoabi Excluded from Knesset

The Ethics Committee of the Israeli parliament of the Knesset decided to exclude Arab MK Haneen Zoabi from the Knesset for a week, after she described the Israeli soldiers as “murderers”. Zoabi said, according to Al Ray, that her description of Israeli soldiers is a kind of freedom of expression […]

14 Mar
10:15

On the 12th Anniversary of the Attack on Jericho Prison: Resistance Continues Until Liberation

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is republishing the following statement from the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, issued on the 12th anniversary of the attack on Jericho prison by Israeli occupation forces. March 14, 2018 marks the 12th anniversary of the infamous Zionist attack on the Jericho prison and the kidnapping […]

13 Mar
9:16

Adalah Fights Illegal Israeli Ban Blocking Arabs from Bringing Non-kosher Bread Products into Hospitals During Passover

The Israeli Health Ministry is imposing Jewish religious law on Arab citizens with no legal authority: ‘No law in the State of Israel prevents citizens from carrying leavened foods into hospitals.’ Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel is fighting an Israeli government ban that prevents […]

13 Mar
9:04

Israel Police Detective Charged with Beating Palestinian Minor to Force Confession

March 13, 2018 9:04 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli police detective “has been charged with beating a Palestinian minor to get him to confess to throwing rocks at cars driven by Israelis,” reported Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The paper noted that “despite the seriousness of the offense, the Justice Ministry’s department for the investigation of police officers charged the […]

13 Mar
8:32

Administrative Detainees to Begin Hunger Strike in April

The head of the prisoners and ex-prisoners’ affairs, Issa Qaraqa’a, said that the administrative detainees being held in Israeli occupation prisons will stage steps of the struggle, starting with the hunger strike gradually, next month, if Israeli authorities do not respond to their demands. Qaraqa’a said in a press statement, on […]

13 Mar
9:44

Report: Palestinian Prisoners Suffering from Extreme Cold in Israeli Prisons

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Adalah, issued a statement Tuesday contending that Israeli prison authorities have refused to provide heat, blankets, warm clothing to Palestinian prisoners that they are holding without charges in Israeli prisons.. Adalah initially sent a letter on March 4 to IPS Commissioner […]

12 Mar
11:25

Palestinian Administrative Detainees To Start Gradual Hunger Strike In April

Issa Qaraqe’, the head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that Administrative Detainees, held by Israel without charges or trial, will start a gradual hunger strike this coming April, demanding basic rights guaranteed by International Law. Speaking to the Palestinian Radio on Monday morning, Qaraqe said the Administrative Detainees […]

10 Mar
4:34

Israeli Officials Prevent Umm al-Fahm from Naming Streets after Palestinian Leaders

POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER Photo credit: Creative Commons, Wikimedia. Umm al Fahm, one of the largest Palestinian cities in Israel’s 1948 borders, continues to lack street names and house numbers. Of the 301 street names selected by the Umm al-Fahm municipality, the Israeli Interior Ministry has stalled the approval of […]

06 Mar
9:47

Israeli Parliament Votes on Bill to Cut Funding for Palestinian Detainees

The Israeli Knesset, on Monday, approved the first reading for a bill to cut tax  funding to the Palestinian Authority, by the amount it pays out monthly to the Palestinian detainees and families of the slain. According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the 2017 payments to these  families exceeded $347 […]

City of Akka
04 Mar
11:55

Palestinian-Israeli in critical condition after altercation over traffic ticket

March 4, 2018 11:55 PM IMEMC News Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

A Palestinian with Israeli citizenship who was apparently angry about an unfair traffic ticket allegedly rammed his car into an Israeli Border Control officer, then hit two soldiers, all of whom fired their weapons at the driver, wounding him severely and landing him in critical condition at the hospital. The […]

03 Mar
7:29

Long Overdue: Alternatives to the Paris Protocol

by Nur Arafeh  Overview If Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is serious about distancing himself from reliance on US mediation and from collaboration with Israel he should look seriously at alternatives to the Paris Economic Protocol – the parameters for the economic relationship between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory […]

01 Mar
8:46

Lieberman Claims Dozens of Weekly Attacks in Hebron

Minister of the Israeli occupation army, Avigdor Lieberman, has publicly claimed that the army’s security services foil, on a weekly basis, about 20 to 30 attacks on Israeli forces settlers in Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank.   Lieberman took a tour of settlements in Hebron, Tuesday, with General […]

27 Feb
5:02

Israeli Bill to Prevent Palestinians from Petitioning High Court

The Israeli government will support a bill barring Palestinians from petitioning the High Court of Justice, a Knesset committee announced on Sunday. A new bill, put forward by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, of the pro-settlement Jewish Home party, would see the cases of West Bank residents redirected to the Jerusalem […]

26 Feb
11:40

Paralyzed Detainee Holds Hunger Strike

February 26, 2018 11:40 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Shireen Iraqi, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, stated that detainee Amir As’ad, 35, who is paralyzed and imprisoned by Israel, started a hunger strike twelve days ago, protesting bad treatment and being held in an inaccessible section in Galboa’ prison. Iraqi said the detainee, from Kafr Kanna town […]

25 Feb
8:24

Palestinian Mother and Daughter Rusaila and Sara Shamasneh to be Released Today

February 25, 2018 8:24 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian mother and daughter Rusaila Shamasneh, 48, and Sara Shamasneh, 14, will be released on Sunday, 25 February, from Israeli occupation prisons. The Shamasneh women are the mother and sister, respectively of Mohammed Shamasneh, 23, who was killed by Israeli occupation forces in 2016. They were seized from their home in Qatana in […]

23 Feb
6:55

What Netanyahu’s Growing Corruption Scandal Means for the Region

As a top aide agrees to cooperate against Benjamin Netanyahu, Phyllis Bennis warns that the Israeli Prime Minister’s domestic corruption case could lead him to ramp up threats to Iran and other rivals. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy […]

21 Feb
11:03

No Food or Blankets for Palestinian Detainees at Etzion

February 21, 2018 11:03 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners held in Israel’s Etzion Prison have been given only one very small meal and one blanket, each, during the cold winter months, a report revealed on Tuesday. According to the PLO’s Committee of Prisoners and Freed Prisoners, the meal consists of a small cup of yogurt and a […]

20 Feb
7:07

Egypt and Israel Sign $15 Billion Gas Deal

Israeli gas fields in the Mediterranean will soon be providing gas exports to Egypt as a part of a 10-year, $15 billion deal announced on Monday. According to the PNN, Israeli gas excavation companies Delek Drilling and Noble Energy will export roughly seven-billion cubic-meters of gas annually from drilling platforms […]

19 Feb
9:30

PLO Official: “Tel Aviv Provides Allowances to Israelis Who Killed Palestinians”

February 19, 2018 9:30 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

“The Israeli government provides monthly allowances to terrorists who killed Palestinians,” Tayseer Khalid, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Monday. Khalid was responding to an Israeli ministerial committee that approved deducting the allowances the Palestinian Authority (PA) allocates for families of prisoners and […]

16 Feb
6:32

Netanyahu Could Fall for Corruption, Not War Crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is in jeopardy, but his most serious crimes have nothing to do with the corruption charges that he may face, says Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]

15 Feb
8:23

Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis

Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that Netanyahu’s domestic corruption case has not even registered to a besieged Palestinian population under Israeli blockade. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The […]

15 Feb
5:00

Israeli Justice Minister: Israel Must Safeguard Jewish Majority at Expense of Human Rights

Israel must safeguard Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights, the country’s justice minister Ayelet Shaked has said. On Monday, Shaked proposed this in a speech defending a bill that would legally define Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people” for the first time, according to […]

14 Feb
6:15

Israeli Police Recommend Indictment for Netanyahu Corruption Charges

In a statement released late Tuesday night, Israeli police have recommended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud and corruption after months of investigation. Netanyahu, who has held office since 2009, stands accused of accepting gifts in exchange for preferential treatment and political favors as well […]

13 Feb
7:20

Israeli Court Extends Detention of Ahed Tamimi into Next Month

February 13, 2018 7:20 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Ofer military occupation court decided, on Tuesday, to extend the detention of  teenager Ahed Tamimi until next month. The court session was set for 11 March. The military judge  tried  Tamimi in a closed session, and ordered all media and journalists to leave the courtroom. Tamimi is being tried over […]

13 Feb
5:47

Report: Over 60% of Palestinian Child Detainees Tortured

Sixty per cent of Palestinian children who were detained by Israeli occupation forces were verbally, physically or psychologically tortured, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) revealed on Sunday. In a statement, the PPS said that Palestinian minors detained by the Israeli occupation were  beaten, prevented from sleeping,and threatened by interrogators in order […]

11 Feb
6:27

Health of Palestinian Hunger Striker Deteriorates

February 11, 2018 6:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said, on Sunday, that health condition of a Palestinian hunger-striker being held inside Israeli jails severely deteriorated. In a statement, the PPS said that the Palestinian detainee Rezeq al-Rajoub, 52, who has been on hunger strike for eight consecutive days, is now suffering from stomach […]

10 Feb
9:26

Downed Israeli F-16 Confirmed by Tel Aviv

Israel has admitted the fall of one of its fighter jets that raided Syria, earlier this morning, after an Iranian drone was spotted and shot down in the Golan Heights, on the border with Syria. The Israeli army said, Saturday morning, that it intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria […]

09 Feb
8:11

To Achieve One State, Palestinians Must Also Work for Two

by Nadia Hijab In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reinforced by Vice President Mike Pence’s promise to move the US embassy before the end of 2019, there has been a flurry of pieces heralding the imminent shift in a Palestinian strategy toward a one-state solution with equal rights. Both […]

08 Feb
4:55

Abu Rodeina: “Ongoing Israeli Occupation, The Root Cause Of Violence In The Region”

Responding to statement by U.S. Ambassador David Friedman, the official Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said Tuesday that the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine is the root cause of all violence in the region, and denounced the American stances that destroy all chances of real peace. Abu Rodeina […]

07 Feb
10:18

Palestinian Boy Recounts His Experience Under Israeli Custody

February 7, 2018 10:18 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

On 21 October, 2017, a 16-year-old boy from Tuqu was abducted by Israeli occupation forces. Following, now, is his report of what happened to him and how Israeli occupation forces mistreated him. At the beginning, he said he was not informed of his right to silence or his right to consult […]

06 Feb
8:03

Israel Pays a Bounty of $5,000 and Arms for Each African Asylum Seeker Expelled

Israel was the main driver behind the 1951 UN Convention on the Rights of Refugees, but after signing it, it has never respected the rights of refugees. In fact, it has created one of the biggest refugee crisis the world has seen, says Journalist and Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky. Lia Tarachansky is […]

05 Feb
9:55

Israeli Soldiers Conduct Wide-scale Search in Salfit following Settler Stabbing Death

On Monday, Israeli forces carried out a wide-scale search campaign in several villages and towns located to the north of Salfit, blocked roads and declared these areas to be closed military zones following the killing of an Israeli colonist settler near the Israeli settlement of Ariel, according to local sources. […]

03 Feb
9:08

Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom: Reports and Photos

Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations […]

01 Feb
9:24

Made in Israel: Exploiting Palestinian Land for Treatment of Israeli Waste

Summary, December 2017 – B’Tselem Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories  Power disparities between populations are among the chief factors that determine who will have better access to resources and who will suffer from greater exposure to waste and hazardous materials. The State of Israel is a developed […]

30 Jan
7:34

Court Extends Remand Detention of Ahed Tamimi and Mother

January 30, 2018 7:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court extended the remand detention of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her mother to 6 February, family sources reported on Monday. Israeli Ofer military court, located west of the West Bank city of Ramallah, delayed the trial on Monday that was originally scheduled to take place to tomorrow. […]

30 Jan
7:25

Detainee Mousa Soufan in Serious Condition

January 30, 2018 7:25 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Authority has confirmed that Mousa Soufan, aged 41, in Nafha prison, from Tulkarem, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment and 13 years, is in a serious health condition due to lung cancer. Doctors say that he needs surgery to remove the lung after a deterioration […]

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Hebron, December 31, 2017. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
30 Jan
11:22

As Long as Occupation Exists, Soldiers Will Continue to Speak Out

We must make our voices heard sharply and clearly, so that every person who served in the occupied territories will know that speaking out is not merely an option — it is a moral duty. By Avner Gvaryahu Like many who served alongside me, I preferred to remain silent. I […]

29 Jan
10:32

Palestinian Teens Abdul-Khalik Burnat and Mohammed Tamimi Brought Before Israeli Military Court

January 29, 2018 10:32 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Abdul-Khalik Burnat, 17, the son of Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat, was brought before the Ofer Israeli military court on 28 January 2018. Iyad Burnat posted on Facebook describing Abdul-Khalik’s hearing and the experience of attending the court. “I attended the ‘hearing’ today, fifty days after my son’s abduction, and it […]

28 Jan
7:31

Palestinian Youth Activists Under Attack

January 28, 2018 7:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli repression targeting Palestinian youth activists has continued to rise. On Friday, 26 January, occupation forces seized Haitham Siyaj, only a month after he was released from nearly two years’ imprisonment without charge or trial under administrative detention. Siyaj is one of the comrades of Basil al-Araj who was seized by […]

25 Jan
8:22

Court Rejects Appeal to Reduce Sentence of Israa Jaabis

January 25, 2018 8:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem rejected, early on Thursday, the appeal presented by the severely-burnt detainee Israa Jaabis, demanding to reduce her 11- year sentence, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. Earlier, on January 11, the Supreme Court postponed its response to the appeal of Jaabis and decided to […]

24 Jan
12:20

Lieberman Calls for Ban of Israeli Poet following Comparison of Ahed Tamimi to Anne Frank

Israeli Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman has reportedly instructed the state-run “Army Radio” to halt any future broadcasts of Israeli poet and songwriter Yehonatan Geffen, calling the poet’s work ‘sickening and outrageous’. On Monday night, Geffen released a short poem to his Instagram account in which he compared imprisoned Palestinian teenager Ahed […]

Amena Khan (from official Amena Khan Instagram)
23 Jan
1:01

Model fired from L’Oreal Campaign for Tweets from 3 Years Ago in Support of Palestine

Amena Khan, a model who has worked for L’Oreal since 2016, was fired Monday from an ad campaign after images of her wearing a hijab took off on social media. After the campaign went viral, the right-wing U.S. blog site ‘Breitbart’ claimed to have uncovered tweets that Khan had made […]

19 Jan
6:54

Doctors Without Borders: Detention of Minors Brings Mental Health Consequences

Ashraf, a 17 years old Palestinian youth from Arroub refugee camp, to the north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, was released from Israeli jail after spending one and a half year there. Ashraf suffered from worry and anxiety about how he could continue his life following a long […]

19 Jan
3:35

Court Indefinitely Extends Detention for Ahed Tamimi and Mother

January 19, 2018 3:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli military court, on Wednesday, ordered 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi to remain in custody indefinitely, until she faces trial for a number of charges relating to a video of her slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier. The teenager was arrested on December 19, days after the video of […]

16 Jan
11:06

Qaraqe’: Detainee Israa Jaabis Victim of Medical Crimes

January 16, 2018 11:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israa Jaabis, who sustains severe burns, is a victim of the policy of deliberate medical neglect in Israeli jails, said Issa Qaraqe’, head of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners’ affairs. For years, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has been procrastinating carrying out an urgent operation for the Jaabis, despite all complaints and […]

13 Jan
8:14

Israa Jaabis’ Cry for Justice: Israeli Occupation High Court Hears Appeal

January 13, 2018 8:14 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Israa Jaabis came before the Israeli occupation’s High Court of Justice on Thursday, 11 January in an appeal against her 11-year sentence, noting her severe injuries and poor overall health, with her suffering only intensified due to the conditions in HaSharon prison, where she is held. Her lawyers have argued that […]

12 Jan
7:06

Mohammed Tamimi, 19, Seized by Occupation Forces as Global Solidarity Escalates (VIDEO)

January 12, 2018 7:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The ongoing Israeli harassment and targeted oppression of the Tamimi family, organizers in the anti-colonial land defense and popular resistance in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, continued in the pre-dawn hours of 11 January. While 16-year-old activist Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman remain in Israeli prison, facing a series of charges before […]

08 Jan
3:13

Adalah: Israel Releases ‘BDS Blacklist’ Banning NGOs from Entering Country (VIDEO)

Israel released on Sunday, 7 January 2018 a list of NGOs whose members will be prevented from entering the country. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan announced the list of 22 NGOs from Europe, the United States, South America, and Africa whose employees and/or members are banned from entering Israel […]

05 Jan
7:56

Nour Tamimi Released on Bail

January 5, 2018 7:56 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Thursday evening, an Israeli court ordered the release of Nour Tamimi on a 5000 Israeli Shekels bail, after holding her captive for two weeks. The court denied an appeal by the prosecution, demanding keeping Nour held without bail, and ordered her immediate release. updated from: Nour Tamimi Indicted for […]

04 Jan
10:39

First Reading of Death Penalty Bill for Palestinian Prisoners Approved

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Wednesday, a first reading of death penalty bill, which would allow Israel to execute Palestinian prisoners accused of taking part in “operations” against an Israeli target. Right-wing leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett proposed the bill, which was approved by a vote of […]

03 Jan
10:17

“United Jerusalem Bill” Approved by Israeli Parliament

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Monday night, the second and third readings of the so-called United Jerusalem Bill, which takes occupied Jerusalem from any future deal with Palestinians. Sources said, according to Days of Palestine, that 64 extremist Jewish MKs voted in favour of the bill, while 51 voted against […]

03 Jan
7:39

Khalida Jarrar Among 41 Palestinians Ordered Imprisoned without Charge or Trial

The Israeli occupation military courts confirmed 41 more administrative detention orders against Palestinian political prisoners in the latter half of December 2017. There are currently over 450 Palestinians imprisoned without charge or trial under administrative detention orders. Administrative detention orders are indefinitely renewable and are issued for one to six months at […]

03 Jan
7:11

Extra-Judicial Executions Never Stopped: New Attempts Before Israeli Knesset to Legitimize Killing of Palestinians

The Israeli Knesset intends to vote on Wednesday, 03 January 2018, to amend the Penal Code in order to legalize the use of death penalty against those involved in murders while carrying out “terrorist operations”. The bill was presented before the Knesset on 30 October 2017 by three Israeli extremist […]

01 Jan
10:29

Netanyahu’s Party Leadership Votes Unanimously to Annex West Bank

The Likud party leadership met Sunday and voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that effectively annexes the Israeli colonial settlements constructed on illegally-seized Palestinian land in violation of international law. During the discussion before the vote, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Likud Central Committee, “The time has […]

29 Dec
11:12

Closure of Probe into Umm al-Hiran Killing: Green Light to Continued Deadly Police Violence against Arab Citizens (VIDEO)

Israel’s Police Investigations Division won’t hold any officers responsible for killing of Ya’akub Abu-Al-Qi’an, and continues to whitewash most serious police violence. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel responded today, 28 December 2017, to the Israeli Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Division (PID)’s decision to close […]

29 Dec
10:59

Khalida Jarrar’s Imprisonment without Charge or Trial Extended for Six More Months

The Israeli occupation military issued an order extending the arbitrary administrative detention of Palestinian parliamentarian and national leader Khalida Jarrar for an additional six months on Wednesday, 27 December 2017, four days before her detention was to expire. Jarrar was seized by occupation soldiers who invaded her home in El-Bireh on 2 July […]

29 Dec
10:53

Israeli Interrogations Could Lead to False Confessions, says Israeli Court

December 29, 2017 10:53 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israel judge ripped into the Shin Bet, an Israeli intelligence service, for its interrogation tactics, saying they could lead people to confess crimes they did not commit. The panel of Be’er Sheva District Court judges has issued the opinion blasting the security service as part of a ruling explaining […]

29 Dec
2:21

Al Juneidi Released

December 29, 2017 2:21 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli occupation authorities released, on Wednesday night, teenaged Palestinian child detainee from Hebron. Fawzi Muhammad al-Juneidi was released from Ofra detention camp, to the west of Ramallah, upon which his family received him  and took him to the Palestine Medical Compound to be treated. Fawzi sustained fractures in his shoulder […]

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27 Dec
11:36

“We Will Not Serve in Your Army!” Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem Beaten, Arrested for Refusing Draft

While U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement to move the Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has dangerously fueled an international powder keg, another keg is burning in the heart of that city. In an ongoing act of principled civil disobedience, the Ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem is standing strong in […]

27 Dec
9:25

Army Warns Cabinet of Military Confrontation in Gaza

Leaders of the Israeli occupation army warned, during a cabinet session, of the gravity situation in the blockaded Gaza Strip, which could end up with the outbreak of a new armed confrontation with the Palestinian resistance factions. According to Israeli Channel 2, ministers were told, at the cabinet meeting, that […]

22 Dec
9:08

Knesset Head to Push Bill Promoting Arabs as Second Class Citizens

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tasked Head of the Israeli Knesset, David Amsalem, to promote the nationality bill, which considers Arabs as second-class citizens. On Wednesday, Amsalem replaced MK David Bitan, who stepped down from the position, amid a corruption investigation against him. “The first mission of the coalition chairman, MK Amsalem, […]

19 Dec
10:50

Settler Likely to be Acquitted of Murdering Palestinian Farmer

Israeli military prosecution filed an indictment on Monday, against Mohammed Wadi, Palestinian from Nablus, accusing him of attempting to murder an extremist Jewish settler. Meanwhile, Israeli police are reportedly accepting a settler’s claim that he killed a Palestinian farmer, in the same incident, in an act of self-defense. The Israeli […]

13 Dec
2:56

Lieberman Calls for Boycott on Arabs in Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for boycotting Arab citizens in Israel, for organizing protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Lieberman told Israeli TV Channel 2: “We have to boycott Um Al-Fahm and Wadi Ara [Israeli cities with a majority of Arab residents] in […]

13 Dec
2:43

3 Palestinian Lawyers Released from Administrative Detention, Khader Adnan Redetained, Launches Immediate Hunger Strike

December 13, 2017 2:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Three Palestinian lawyers were ordered released by an Israeli occupation court on Monday, 11 December after being held for a week in the Petah Tikva interrogation center. Khaled Zabarqa, Iyad Misk and Firas al-Sabbah were ordered to house imprisonment for one week and a travel ban was imposed on the three lawyers. Prior to their […]